"The student chapter of the American Nuclear Society at the University of Texas participated in the 2011 and 2012 UT Merit Badge University, an annual gathering of local Boy Scouts troops working with the UT community to earn merit badges in a variety of topics.  Members of UT ANS, some of whom are graduate research assistants at the NETL, taught classes that helped approximately three hundred Scouts earn their Nuclear Science Merit Badges through lectures and hands-on activities demonstrating the fundamentals of nuclear radiation, radiation safety, and applications of radiation in nuclear power production, industry, nuclear medicine, and fundamental scientific research."  The NETL also hosts Boy Scout troop tours as part of the merit badge process in nuclear energy.